Yesterday was the deadline for teams across the league to reinstate their players from the 60-day disabled list and place them on the 40-man roster. The Tampa Bay Rays had four players set to be activated: Jose Mujica, Jose De Leon, Wilmer Font, and Daniel Robertson.
With the Rays activating those four players, they also outrighted two pitchers off of their 40-man roster, with Andrew Kittredge and Vidal Nuno both being outrighted and choosing to become free agents.
Kittredge came to the Rays in November of 2016, after being acquired in the deal that sent Richie Shaffer and Taylor Motter to the Seattle Mariners. He spent parts of two seasons on the Rays active roster, registering a 6.04 ERA over 53 2⁄3 innings pitched.
Nuno came to the Rays as a minor league free agent signing this past offseason. He would spend the first part of the season with Triple-A Durham, before receiving a promotion in late May. He perform rather well during his time with the Rays and had a very memorable game in Miami, in which he racked up two hits, much to the delight of his teammates, but also unfortunately suffered an injury. Ultimately, he registered a 1.64 ERA over 33 innings pitched.
Nuno and Kittredge join Jesus Sucre, Adam Moore, Sergio Romo, and Carlos Gomez as the only players to leave the Rays 40-man roster via free agency.